Distance: 77 kms
Elevation gain: 630 m
Road Type: On Road, some busy roads with trucks and cars
Sights: The crazy Pacific coast waves
Tips: Look for the signs to the Pacific Coast cycleway, it weaves on and off along the sea side. Some of it looked too scary for me to ride.
WINDY! It's was very very windy. I was in constant battle against the winds and losing motivaation.
End: Irago, Ferry Port. Catch a ferry to Toba. Ride onto Ise
Accommodation: Last minute hotel booking via booking.com for 2,500 at Ise
Food: Last 20 kms not much food options. There is a rest stop at Irago.
Try to catch some food at the Beach cafe.
Distance: 143.4 kms
Elevation gain: 1,330 m ( some of this was because I climbed a mountain by accident)
Road Type: On Road, cycleway along the coast, detour due to construction beware
Sights: Seaside, hill climbs
Tips: Try to ask for information when you come across detour signs or construction. The main road might be closed off on the other side and you need to make a detour. Don't find out the hard way by climbing and descending before realising there's no way.
End: Hamamatsu (has a Shinkansen stop, biggish town)
Accommodation: Last minute hotel booking via booking.com for 5,500 Yen
Food: Plenty of small towns and vending machines along the way.
Hamamatsu: Not many things open around the city centre. Found a great Udon shop run by a mother and daughter.